10 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
Many health benefits of chia seeds. Did you know “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength”? Chia seeds are a great source of important nutrients and is a low-carb friendly food. The image below lists 10 reasons you should consider adding chia seeds to your diet.
3 Tips on Buying Chia Seeds
- Whole Seeds (instead of ground chia seeds) – Omega-3 fats and vitamins are better protected in whole seeds. If you prefer ground seeds, you can grind them yourself using a hand-held pepper mill.
- Organic or Chemical-free chia seeds – Best quality and good for you.
- Larger quantities – Save money by buying a quantity you can consume before the expiration date. Or ask your friends or family if they want to go in on the bulk purchase.
Note: People with a history of dysphagia or esophageal restrictions should consult with their physician before taking chia seeds especially in their dry form.